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Monday, January 04, 2010

Do Your best for us!

I frequently pray, over all kinds of situations, "Do Your best for us," or "Do Your best for them," according to the situation.

One of my brothers challenged me on that recently. He asked, more or less, "Doesn't God always do His best? Why should we have to ask Him to do that?"

He had a point. But, on reflection, I think I meant something different, certainly after that conversation, and perhaps before it. Yes, God does His best. But what I hope I am, and was, trying to say is that we don't know what is best, and that I am asking God to do His best, no matter what I want Him to do, because I could be wrong about what is really best for the situation. In other words, for me, asking God to do His best is very close to asking that His will be done, which, of course, has scriptural precendent.

God, of course, is perfectly capable of understanding what I say, or think, and also understanding what I mean. Do Your best for me, please, O Lord!


Julana said...

I think you're asking God to give people what is best for them in His eyes, not for Him to give his best "performance."
Yes, I think He gets the meaning.

Martin LaBar said...

Thanks, Julana.

That's about what I meant.